Upcoming Exhibitions

Birds

September 18, 2021 through June 5, 2022

Birds are essential in keeping down insect populations, pollinating plants, and dispersing and recycling nutrients back into the earth, but beyond their practical contributions, birds are also inspirational creatures that encourage and feed our spirits,” said Diana Sherman, collections manager, and exhibit curator. “This exhibit celebrates the greatness of birds in our world and their important role in Native American culture. Representations of birds are abundant on pottery and in rock art, speaking to the important role they played in the past and today.” 

The exhibition looks at the roles our flying companions play by exploring the use of birds in daily life and their representation on pottery and in rock art. Whether through paintings on vessels or vessels shaped in the form of birds, there is no doubt that these creatures have been admired for ages. Giving lifesaving feathers, sometimes serving as a food source, and serving in the spiritual realm, birds have played a crucial role in the celebration and preservation of life.




Modern Hopi Flower Pot
Modern Hopi flower pot, 1920, unknown artist that exhibits a style similar to Sikyatki pottery produced at Hopi between 1375 and 1625 AD. Catalog# 12494/12.






Now on Exhibit

Clearly Indigenous
Native Visions Reimagined in Glass

May 16, 2021 through June 12, 2022

Birds
Spiritual Messengers of the Skies

September 18, 2021 through June 5, 2022

Painted Reflections
Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery

February 6, 2022 through March 12, 2023